In October 2009, Intel and the Sri Lanka Secondary Education Modernization Project (SEMP) of the Ministry of Education launched the latest phase of the Intel Teach initiative in the Northern and Eastern Provinces of Sri Lanka. The Intel Teach program has already seen significant success in other parts of the country, having been introduced to the Western, Central, Uva and Sabaragamuwa provinces. To date, more than 9,000 Sri Lankan teachers have been trained.
Representatives from the Sri Lanka Secondary Education Modernization Project (SEMP) and Intel launch the Intel Teach initiative at the Intel Teach Directors Leadership Technology Forum.
The launch was held in Polonnaruwa, at the Intel Teach Directors Leadership Technology Forum. Officials and education directors of the Ministry of Education from the respective zones in the Northern and Eastern provinces were also introduced to the pre-service program, which is designed to provide an overview of implementing the program in local schools.
The participating directors said the forum had helped them better understand the value of the Intel Teach initiative and commended the Ministry of Education and Intel for making it possible. The directors said they felt better equipped to inform schools in their regions about Intel Teach, and were confident in motivating them to participate in the program.
With presence in more than 40 countries around the world, Intel Teach enables teachers to better adopt the full education potential of the technology age.